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Canadian mining company with
U.S. investors could leave indigenous communities with multi-million dollar bill to pay.
We need your support to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples
affected by mining in Guatemala's western highlands.
On April 26, Goldcorp will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of
shareholders in South Porcupine, Ontario. During the meeting,
shareholders will have the opportunity to vote on a resolution asking
the company to ensure an adequate and fully funded closure plan for the
Marlin mine and to consult with affected communities throughout
Only shareholders can officially vote on the resolution, but we need
you to take action today. Please cast your symbolic vote in favor
of the resolution by signing Amnesty International's petition.
Let Goldcorp know that affected communities, advocates and people with
indirect investments are also calling on the company to take full
responsibility for recuperating the mine site.
Goldcorp's Marlin Mine in Guatemala is one of the
company's most profitable gold mines, but the mine has been operating
- and expanding - without the consent of indigenous peoples whose
drinking water and farm lands may be affected. Goldcorp pledges
$28 million for mine closure costs, but has posted a mere $1 million
financial guarantee. Respected, independent studies indicate the
company has grossly underestimated the real costs of mine closure,
which could be at least $49 million over many years. The mine is expected to close in 2018. Guatemalans
shouldn't pay to clean up Goldcorp's mess.
Take a minute to urge mining company Goldcorp to act responsibly, and
respect the rights of communities near the mine.
The shareholder resolution and the petition are supported
by communities in Guatemala. The number of sign-ons will also
be presented to the company and media at the time of the AGM.
NISGUA is working closely with
our Guatemalan counterparts and our international coalition partners to
plan events and actions for the week of Goldcorp's annual meeting.
Thank you for your time and for standing in solidarity with the
communities affected by the Marlin mine in Guatemala.
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